Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
It was bugging me soo bad and then I figured it out!!!!! And can I just say that the world is one small place??? So it turns out this missionary, Elder Brad Hilton, has a cousin, David Hilton (also on a mission, but in Brazil), who took me to my freshman year Homecoming at BYU...like in 2007...:P. Elder Brad Hilton also doubled with us--thus the familiarity. Funny funny eh? Even funnier is that I did see him like right before he left on his mission randomly at BYU and remember him telling me he got his mission call to Japan! Small small world!
Tony, Elders Lloyd and Koja,a friend name Shizuka and I walked to the train station after Sports Night. During the walk they mentioned this noodle cook off Tony would be teaching the next morning and invited me along. I had already made plans to go ice skating with my friend Rie Saito (from the Kichijoji ward) and although I love Chinese food, I was hesitant to go. But Elder Lloyd mentioned to me how he thinks it would really help Tony (who is currently an investigator) if I was there. You can't argue with the missionaries! So I set out to do both since skating was at 1pm.
Once more people start showing up, we start working on making 鸡蛋西红柿： Jidan Xihongshi! Ok, Eggs and Tomatoes over noodles! It is a very common dish in China, and so Tony thought it'd be a good one for us to learn. I wasn't able to stay the whole time (since I had to travel to meet Rie for ice skating!) but I was able to learn how to make noodles from scratch! It was super fun! We spent soo much time on it too! :)
Love ya all!
Sorry, it has been awhile!! I have soo much to talk about....but yes, where to begin?? Well, my Valentine's weekend in Tokyo was pretty cool and I probably should mention it at least a little! I partied it up with my dear friend Liz Sanderson!
facebook. If you have, I'm sorry--deal with it!!
We were pretty pumped about the whole situation...like a lot!!!!
It was pretty crazy :P
And the fun was just beginning when we started taking all of these crazy pictures!!!
She is looking slightly less than happy because she squirted the oil based salad dressing all over my favorite jacket...but its ok!!! Don't worry Liz, I still love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 As they say, no use crying over spilled salad dressing?? Hehehe :)
We had made all these cool ideas for the next day--only to have it snowing like CRAZY outside! Thus all of the outdoors ideas --> rubbish bin. Oh well, we certainly had fun in Akihabura--also known as the "Electric City". It is home to some of the most advanced consumer technology in the world! Pretty shweet eh? Also, we found the cutest store ever and I wanted to like buy everything!!! I seriously do want to decorate my house with their style furnishings one day...sigh.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday was a holiday and so I spent the day with my dear Tongan friends, the Fifitas.
Just as a reminder--I met Api at the Interac Office I sometimes work at.
Upon discovering that I was also LDS and that I also live in Fuchu, Api pretty much made me family.
We had a lot of fun watching a video of her sister in BYU Hawaii's evening show performance, "The Breath of Life" and the kids had fun snuggling up to me! I loved it!!
Around five we went out for dinner--real Yakiniku!!!! It was soooooooooo amazing.
First you take off your shoes!! They had tatami mats in the restaurant! How cool!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Phase One: Quick Walk through the Neighborhood
There was this super shweet looking house!
Phase Two: The Graveyard
As I was winding my way through the residential area I stumbled upon the super huge graveyard I live by! And since I didn't quite remember the way I had come, I decided to go through the graveyard (since I'd done that before). The only problem was the receding daylight...
It is actually a great place to see older-Japanese style architecture.
These pictures are pretty much self-explanatory. Enjoy the creepiness.